Untitled Image (West African Life and Slave Trading with Europeans)
This image shows woman pounding corn with mortar and pestle in front of a thatched house (coscou). On the right, a European was buying two African men with leg irons (commerce des esclaves). In the background, European ships and a canoe with paddlers standing up (comme les Negres rament de bout). The 1699 Amsterdam edition contains a similar, albeit derivative copy, of this image (facing p. 16).
Francois Froger, Relation d'un Voyage fait en 1695, 1696, & 1697 aux Cotes d'Afrique . . . Bresil, Cayenne & Isles Antilles (Paris, 1698), facing p. 16. Copy in Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library; also The John Carter Brown Library.
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"Untitled Image (West African Life and Slave Trading with Europeans)", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed October 2, 2023, http://slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/2630